Nigerian-born New Zealand professional mixed martial artist, Israel Adesanya, showed love and respect for his culture after he prostrated for his father in his most recent win.
Adesanya took to his official social media handle to share a picture with a caption, “I prostrate before you!”, a typical Yoruba mode of greeting.
As a Nigerian, this really makes my heart filled with joy, as many Nigerians took to the comment section to show their support and love for Adesanya.
“As a Nigerian, this made my heart swell really, I watched the fight and I love your leg movement, it was brilliant and prostrating to your father made me love you more.
Omo Yoruba dad. We carry our culture and respect everywhere with us. God bless every Yoruba out there.” Fans commented.
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Israel Adesanya, is not the only Nigerian to have shown this level of respect, as Anthony Joshua, was once pictured greeting President Muhammadu Buhari, prostrating.
As a mixed martial artist, Adesanya is currently signed to the Ultimate Fighting Championship, where he holds a record of 19 wins and no losses. According to report, Adesanya has a net worth of $2 Million.